Uma Thurman Exits CAA

Uma Thurman Exits CAA

EXCLUSIVE: Uma Thurman, who is making her Broadway debut starring in The Parisian Woman on Broadway starting on Nov. 30th, has just discharged CAA as her agency. She had been at CAA for the past two years. We were told that she has not chosen another agency. The Parisian Woman, which Thurman is in previews with now, is a 2013 play by Beau Willimon (House of Cards) and directed by Pam MacKinnon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) It is set in D.C. and follows socialite Chloe…Read full story

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Exclusive Look at ‘Becoming Iconic’ Featuring Nicolas Cage

Exclusive Look at ‘Becoming Iconic’ Featuring Nicolas Cage

By Chris Coffel Nicolas Cage and other high-profile actors share their thoughts on up-and-coming filmmaker Jonathan Baker in this exclusive teaser trailer for Becoming Iconic. Back in August I wrote about Inconceivable, a wacky direct-to-video movie starring Nicolas Cage and Gina Gershon that feels like it should have premiered on the Lifetime Movie Network. It’s an insane movie that you absolutely should watch. You may not like it, and that’s OK, but you will most certainly be entertained. Inconceivable was directed by Jonathan Baker in what was essentially his directorial…

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Review: Lots To Be Thankful For In ‘Gilmore Girls’ Creator’s New Amazon Series

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Review: Lots To Be Thankful For In ‘Gilmore Girls’ Creator’s New Amazon Series

With traffic jams and family affairs upon us for Thanksgiving, there are really just two things you need to know about Amazon‘s November 29-launching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. First, the adjective in the title of the Amy Sherman-Palladino-created series is more than apt, and the Beat Generation-set dramedy starring Rachel Brosnahan is well worth a binge. Second, what was Jeff Bezos’ streaming service thinking scheduling Mrs. Maisel for next week? As I say in my video…Read full story

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Why Does Everyone Speak So Strangely in ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer?’

Why Does Everyone Speak So Strangely in ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer?’

By Liz Baessler Is there a reason for the film’s bizarre speech patterns? We explore. The characters in Yorgos Lanthimos’ films are famous for their stilted, robotic delivery, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer is far from an exception. But should it be chalked up entirely to style, or should we search for reasons within the universe for it to exist? Why not both? This strange style isn’t limited to the way Sacred Deer’s characters speak — it’s also in what they say. And if we follow the content…

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‘El Camino Christmas’ Trailer: Netflix Gets in The Spirit of The Season with a Holiday Hostage Comedy

‘El Camino Christmas’ Trailer: Netflix Gets in The Spirit of The Season with a Holiday Hostage Comedy

Leave it to Netflix to drop a trailer for a movie I’ve never heard of that’s coming out in just over two weeks. While Thanksgiving is upon us now, the streaming service is pushing ahead and getting into the holiday spirit by releasing a trailer for a film called El Camino Christmas. It’s a small-scale hostage comedy that looks like the type of rough-hewn romp that could provide a bit of levity right now – which sounds like a gift we all can be thankful for. The movie hails from director David E. Talbert, who knows a thing…

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This hidden gem of a game will make you want to hug your grandpa

This hidden gem of a game will make you want to hug your grandpa

The elderly rarely feature as the protagonist of a video game. I mean, it’s hard to imagine a kindly old man blasting aliens or chainsawing zombies. But the peaceful, gorgeous, easy-to-play iOS title ($4.99, also available on Google Play and Steam) Old Man’s Journey will make you rethink the kind of stories that games can tell. And it will also definitely fill you with the burning need to call the old man in your life, whether father or grandfather, right away to tell him how much you love him.  SEE…

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